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Bochum vs Bayern Munich: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Bayern celebrate
Bayern celebrate / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Bayern travel to face Bochum as Julian Nagelsmann's side look to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

Die Roten widened the gap at the summit of last time out with a 3-2 home win over RB Leipzig, before Borussia Dortmund were humbled 5-2 on home soil by Bayer Leverkusen.

They face a Bochum side hovering just three points above the relegation zone in a congested bottom half of the table.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Bochum vs Bayern Munich on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 12 February, 14:30 (GMT)
Where is it being played? Vonovia Ruhrstadion
What TV channel is it on? fuboTV (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Bundesliga YouTube channel

Bochum team news

Simon Zoller
Zoller will not feature for Bochum / Frederic Scheidemann/GettyImages

Bochum boss Thomas Reis expects to welcome back Erhan Masovic and Anthony Losilla after recovering from Covid-19.

However, winger Danny Blum remains an injury doubt, while Simon Zoller is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a cruciate ligament injury.

Bayern Munich team news

Manuel Neuer
Neuer will be missing in the short-term for Bayern / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Bayern will be without No.1 Manuel Neuer for 4-6 weeks after the German underwent knee surgery this week.

Sven Ulreich was set to deputise in Neuer's absence, but the back-up shot-stopper will be unavailable this weekend due to Covid-19 so expect Christian Fruchtl to come in between the posts.

Alphonso Davies will also be absent after he was recently diagnosed with mild myocarditis, while Jamal Musiala recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Read Bayern Munich's predicted lineup here

Bochum vs Bayern Munich head-to-head record

Bochum have not taken a single point from the Bundesliga champions in their previous five meetings stretching back to 2011.

Bayern also hit Saturday's opponents for seven goals without reply in the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena back in September, which included seven different goalscorers.

Bochum vs Bayern Munich score prediction

Thomas Müller, Robert Lewandowski
Lewandowski and Muller celebrate / Alexander Hassenstein/GettyImages

Bayern will have their tails up with the opportunity to consolidate their gap at the top of the table after Borussia Dortmund's defeat last weekend.

Nagelsmann may view the fixture as an opportunity to rotate with RB Salzburg awaiting in the knockout stages of the Champions League in midweek.

Die Roten nonetheless boast a deep pool of talent capable of producing a positive result, so expect Bayern to continue their winning run.

Prediction: Bochum 1-3 Bayern Munich